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, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and afterward. in few areas has a lot been of greater impact than in the lives americans with chronic conditions. if you had insurance that you liked before, whatever it was, it is going to be better now because of no pre-existing conditions being a barrier to your access to insurance. also removing lifetime or even on the funding you can receive for care. thanks to affordable health care act in relationship to pre- existing conditions, up to 17 million children with pre- existing conditions have already been able to gain affordable coverage. starting january 1, up to 129 million americans, including children, in
objection, the subcommittee is adjourned. president obama on jobs and the economy and income inequality. in less than hour, the head of of mayor confederation teachers speaks with reporters at the christian science monitor. walden,esentative greg on to make haitians and technology. communications and technology. >> a several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be at the future will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers m
. more than anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has one point 5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no. no. these extraordinary circumstances continue, as indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national
to our economic, to the way our economy functions, that is, with banks having the opportunity, banks and other financial institutions having the opportunities to criticize what the government is suggesting, but, also, to our political system because the public then will not get the kind of feedback about what the government is doing that they can only get from the regulatory, from the regulated industries. so that's, those are the two policy issues that come out of this very, very heavy settlement that the government exacted from jpmorgan chase. thank you. >> thank you, peter. i mentioned earlier that we had intended a fourth statement but we were not able to complete that in time given the weather conditions. we'll send it to you by email but he wants review part of it before that. >> it's a simple statement. we had technical difficultyings with a missing e copy. it is a comment on a letter by four resolution authorities in four different leading countries to isda, international wall dealer association. changing master agreements to facilitate bank resolution. when they realize if a
confidence to our economy, to the business community and to our people if we got a beginning. deal, but unfortunately that does not seem to be, at least at this point in time, in the discussion. i'm hopeful that the budget committee so i'm hopeful that the budget committee conference will revisit or at least come up with a product that has not been discussed which will accomplish the objective of putting this country on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> coming up, treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold
values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy
to the new economy, even in a period of economic growth, has not delivered the kind of employment that's necessary to sustain the economy. so i ask if any of you might comment on how the loss of direct support for 1.3 million americans in the wealthiest country ever imagined on the planet at a time of record profits by corporations can somehow be acceptable when you have cities like flint, michigan, or saginaw, michigan, that continue to struggle to try to connect their work force with the next economy. to me, this just seems like an affront to all that is good and right, and it's not something we ought to stand for. finally, i just want to say thank you for helping members of congress who ought to understand that this is just not economic data that we're looking at, but this is a decision that'll literally affect the lives, health, and well being of millions of americans and the fact you're willing to come help make that case is something we're grateful for. thank you. >> thank you, chris. why don't you begin and we'll get to the other direct questions. >> thank you so very quickly, c
sure our economy works for every working american. it's why i ran for president. it was the center of last year's campaign. it drives everything i do in this office. and i know i've raised this issue before, and some will ask why i raise the issue again right now. i do it because the outcome of the debate we're having right now, whether it's health care or the budget or reforming our housing and financial systems. all of these things will have real practical imply cage for every american. and i am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in america where opportunity is real. now, the premise that we're all created equal is the opening line in the american story. and while we don't promise equal outcomes, we've strived to deliver equal opportunity. the idea that success doesn't depend on being born in to wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. with every chapter we've added to the story, we've worked hard to put those words in to practice. it was lincoln a poor man's son who star
of the many bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. but i know that principle is critical. also because it has mattered so much in my own life. a suburb of boston, the child of two immigrants from india. inlived in a house bedford, massachusetts, a middle-class town. when i was five, my parents got divorced and my dad left. my mother was on her own and never held a job before. she faced going back to india are going on welfare to support her two children. , we would've been stigmatized. it was unheard of to get divorced back then. she knew our life opportunities to be limited. she made that tough choice. she states. we stayed.
in the economy of private sector job growth after plunges of the economy, after bear stearns went down and then lehman brothers went down, and of course we were in a financial death spiral. and little by little, we are coming out of it, and of course the news just announced last friday on the jobs report gives us another indication that the economy is really beginning to take hold. and we see that in the confidence that's being expressed. we see that in the real estate market. we certainly see that in the financial markets in new york. but let me give you another piece of good news that most people would not really think about. there has been a discovery of a former martian lake that as we reach out into the cosmos trying to find any indications of life, scientists are now thinking that this martian lake might have harbored life billions of years ago, about the time that some of the scientists suggest that small particles of life might have started on this planet. and if this proves out and we're going to mars, not just with robots, eventually in the 2030's, we'll go with humans, and w
and keep him in peace. >> the labor department released the november jobs numbers showing the economy added 200- 3000 jobs last month and dropping the unemployment rate year 7.3% to 70%, a five- low. the economy has generated just over 200,000 jobs from august to november, up from 159,000 per month between april and electorate -- and electorate reaction coming from capitol hill. house speaker john beat -- house speaker john boehner release a statement -- today's report includes positive sign that mored discourage calls for emergency government stimulus third and said, what our economy needs is more progrowth solutions that get government out of the way. we will bring you live remarks from kentucky senator rand paul speaking at the detroit economic club at 12:35 eastern right here on c-span feared also life during the 12:00 our on c-span2, discussion on hospital admission policies for medicare patients and how that impacts out-of- pocket expenses at 12:15 eastern. also at 12:15 on c-span3, for presidentialan candidate john huntsman and evan bayh will speak about politics. they are cochairs o
given potential. it is because we know that when women and girl participate in economies, economic growth is greater than would be without them. where women and girls are given the chance to be educated and to get the healthcare they deserve to have, we know that societies benefit. where women and girls can participate in peace making and peace building as full members of society trying to resolve conflicts, we know that resolution is more likely to be sustained. it's a great honor for me to have this award. but it is a reminder of how much more we have yet ahead of us to accomplish. to make sure that tom's dream, tom's life, the examples of the award recipients with us and those unable to come, bring out in each of us our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights, universal human rights for every man, woman, boy and girl in the world. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do to hold high his ideals and by accepting this award and knowing that tom would not let me off the hook, otherwise, it is something that i will continue to be committed to i
had to say. >> shut down everybody but let's go to the state of the union. economy continuing to strengthen. no washington shutdowns. i think the president will people's d the confidence will recover. we need to push congress to do immigration, to do smart things to help the economy. the american people are sitting at home talking about all of the issues which is most important to me. job and my -- my income. and that's what washington needs to focus on. are merican people screaming at us. focus for us what's important to us. plouffe there writes -- paints a bright picture on the in zon for the white house terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> the president said this is in hands. we can try to turn this around as david said about is health working. are people getting insurance? are insurance companies saying yes? right data.g the and, yeah, there are -- there not in that maybe short of term where the -- where the country starts saying, okay, bumpy start. but it's getting better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you -- you have a series of
at building a strong and growing economy which will benefit all our people. i would like to deal with a few matters in this regard. in support of sustainable economic growth and the macro- economic objectives of government, it will remain the primary objective of monetary policy to promote and maintain overall financial stability. the reserve bank has the important function of protecting the value of our currency and striving for relative price stability at all times. we are pleased that dr chris stals will continue to serve as governor of the reserve bank. [applause] the battle to reduce the rate of inflation will continue. the realisation of many of our objectives for a fair and equal treatment of all our people will not be possible unless we succeed in avoiding high inflation in the economy. we also face a major challenge in re-entering the global economy, while stable prices are vital to the restructuring of our industries and dealing with the critical issue of job- creation. we are blessed with a heritage of a sophisticated financial sector. our financial markets are well- placed to pl
-business owners leave the law will have a negative impact on their business. our challenging economy many small business owners are simply not hiring or are reducing worker hours to avoid the employer mandate. thank you to this outstanding panel of witnesses who have taken time from their busy schedules to be here today. we do look forward to your testimony. i now yield to ranking member velazguez for her opening statement. >> thank you mr. chairman. small businesses are that don of our economy but in the past, higher health care costs and declining coverage have hindered small business owners under employees. this has hampered our nations entrepreneurial prowess and held back small businesses. in fact the chairman mentioned the u.s. chamber of commerce has conducted surveys about small businesses asking them what is the main issue that they are concerned about? they talk about the cost of health insurance, to be able to provide and in fact 62% of small businesses in this country provide no health insurance to their employees, their families or themselves. so if anything, this law will enable s
't create a pro-growth, pro-middle-class economy. and no less than the new pope has now started speaking out about this. when our country had a burgeoning middle class, it's because we had a shared prosperity. now what we're seeing is the opposite. >> can you tell us roughly how many members you have in detroit and how many have been illinois? >> i could if i -- i'm going to give you a paris-roubaix just. in detroit, we have come in detroit itself we have about three, 4000 members. in michigan we have about 15,000 -- i think about 15,000 members. and in illinois we have said probably somewhere around 40,000 members, maybe 50,000 members. [inaudible] >> 19,000 is the average retirement that somebody gets. and in wisconsin, the average retirement that a public employee gets around the country is about 24, $26,000 to the other thing, think about it, every time a retiree, every time someone spends a dollar of the pension, it creates about $2 change, i think $2.37 in economic output in making the. are we going have a pro-growth, pro-investment, pro-middle-class economy? are we going to keep havin
to fulfill their potential. they can participate in economies and economic growth. where they are given the chance to be educated and get the health care they deserve to have. we know that society benefits. women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building. as full members of society's trying to resolve conflicts. we know resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award. it is a reminder of how much more we have ahead of us to accomplish. dreame sure that tom's and his life, the examples of the award recipients unlike bring out, income each of us, our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do. ideals and byis accepting this award, knowing that he would not let me off the hook otherwise. i willomething that continue to be committed to in every way that i can and every fiber of my being because the kind of world we want is a world tomhich nelson mandela and lantos can be proud. thank you very much. [applause] >> later tonight on c-span, we will have remarks
-world war ii era. to folks in washington seem put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems to be consensus that the weakest link seems to be our secondary schools. the president announced a grant program. many people believe we are no longer meeting the needs of people. >> we have a number of initiatives doing that, including allowing high school atdents to take courses college. in one case: locating schools on college campuses, or inviting them to have courses in the school. think we failed most of the kids in the early years. we just a bigger price in the later years. a child not doing well in
on the website, go to the u.s. economy added 203,000 jobs last month in the unemployment rate fell to seventh that is the lowest since november of 2008 and exceeds analysts predictions. the department releasing figures earlier today. house speaker john boehner released a number on the jobless number and said in part the report includes positive signs that should discourage the calls for more emergency government stimulus and instead with the economy needs is more progrowth solutions to get the government out of the way. begins when out at the end of the year unless congress oks the extension. yesterday the democratic steering committee held a hearing about the issue and heard from several people who face the loss of unemployment checks. here is a part of that meeting. >> i have worked my entire adult life having had three jobs i whole career. and i've never been on employed until now. as soon as i lost my job, i immediately began my furious search for employment and began navigating the world of online board, job boards and diligently networking. my goal was to place my resume in t
american a fighting chance in today's economy. all right. thank you so much, everybody. god bless you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [cheers and applause] >> know we will hear from the white house chief of staff denis mcdonough who will apologize for the problems with . he says the website is functioning better since the october one launch. he spoke at georgetown university. former also hear from democratic senator, tom daschle. [applause] , it is nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very important subject about this country. is achair keith -- cherokee chief indian once said, timing is everything. right now. implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. we have an excellent program today. we have two terrific speakers. we have denis mcdonough and tom daschle. we also have a panel that will be moderated with a number of distinguished people on the panel. that will be the day. we will have an opportunity for some q
that continues to maintain the availability of inexpensive natural gas that strengths the economy as well as help us reduce air emission. >> i appreciate that. i think it seems like a reasonable response. someone who asked you environmental law far long time. please, do what you can to work with the administration. so we don't have overlapping of potentially inconsistent regulations. very frustrating for the public. we want it to be done responsibly and in a way people can understand. thank you for being here. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. peters. >> the gentle mab from arizona. >> thank you. i only had two things i wanted to walk through. everyone in the committee with us here yesterday. i'm sorry, you're going hear the same stheem again. the large data bases that are used particularly in things like pm10 which is a big deal in the desert, southwest we have the thing called dirt. without grass on it. so it really does affect our lives. down to the individual -- because you and i know with all other type of data. you are a social an throw polks when you were being vetted and doing y
is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is not a sexy issue. legislation and mental health systems act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jimmy was, as he says, involuntary retired from the white house. the incoming president put it on a shelf. it was one of the greatest of women's of my life. >> rosalynn carter, tonight at 9:00 eastern, live on c-span and c-span3. also on
economy in the first place. [shouting] >> harriet harman. >> he talks about recovery and there might be a recovery for the rich but for everyone else -- [shouting] he won't stand up for the week, but when it comes to being a loyal deputy to a tory prime minister, he will go to any length, breaking promises and sellout in the principles. and the truth is that if you want to freeze energy bills and scrap the bedroom tax commits not going to be the tories to it will never be the lib dems. it's got to be labour. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, thank you there's not a government in waiting, not even in opposition in waiting. it's 18 months before the next general election. we still have no clue from those six questions with the labour party will actually do. we do know a few things. and energy con which would see prices go up rather than down. no apology to crashing economy in the first place. and a total failure to stand up to the trade unions office. mr. speaker, if they can't manage to come up with some sensible policies, if they can't manage their own party, why should anyone think that th
to ask ms. walker on another issue as far as the trend of basically a part-time economy. the new hires, according to the department of labor. i didn't know they were that bad. in this economy, four out of five new jobs, was that the figure you had, created are part time? >> for every one full-time job that's created, there's four part-time jobs created. >> okay. so when you average the hours, that's not quite four to one. four out of five new jobs. >> and the thing that -- well, that's surprising in and of itself to me. but the trend. and i'm not sure whether it was 2010 to 2012 or what with the years were, but the trend, it's flipped. used to be six full times to one part time versus one to four. >> that is really a devastating figure. it's not devastating for us in this room. it's the folks out there looking for a job, particularly young people, which have been the most devastated in this lack of long-term economic recovery. can you describe a little more what happens and basically this part-time economy, you know, where you're trying to work around, trying to avoid these mandates. p
myself with what john had to say. in this day and age we face a number of crises. i think the economy is not performing the way we would like. real wages have been stagnant in our country for more than a decade. think about that. at the time when the cost of college and a whole host of other things, health care has going up, real wages have been frozen. you're familiar with the budget problem that we face. there is a growing disparity between the haves and have nots in our society and that should concern all of us over time. and all these things are in some ways int related. so if i would pick one thing i would agree with what john had to say. what is our comparative advantage? how do we grow this economy in a very competitive world and in particular how do we empower, not just give but empower our citizens through hard work and thrift and all those sorts of things to enjoy some of the fruits of that growth particularly the third that aren't getting the education, the kids that aren't getting the quality of education that they need to be economically relevant in a competitive global e
the economy. american people are talking about all these issues except what is important to me, my job and income. that is what washington needs to focus on. american people are screaming, focus on what is important to us. >> they paint a bright picture on the horizon for the white house in terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> we can try to turn this around, is working, are people getting insurance, are people saying yes? there are scenarios where the country starts saying, ok, it was a bumpy start but it will get better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you have a series of fiscal debates coming up between the president and congress and those have not gone well. the president and his team see those as opportunities again to sharpen the difference between what he is trying to do for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white h
economy and probably most important, really, really make sure that we give and figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream their dreams, but achieve them. >> and we are live this morning awaiting remarks from treasury secretary jacob lew on implementation of the dodd-frank financial regulations law. he will be introduced by former fdic chief sheila bare. one to -- sheila bair. one of the regulations still to be finalized is the so-called volcker rule. regulators are scheduled to meet next week to discuss and vote on the final version of that rule. the pew charitable trust is the host of this event, it should get upside way in just a couple of moments. this is live coverage on c-span2. .. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> once again we are live from the pew charitable trusts in washington, d.c. for remarks from treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank financial law. he is expected in just a moment. live coverage here on c-span she. whil
. the private sector has updated a lot of aspects of its compensation system to people across the economy. is thet there opportunity for sin changes that would go along the lines of making it more effective. thank you for joining us this morning. that is all for this edition of "washington journal." be sure to join us tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> hello! [applause] journal@c-span.or [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] collects the u.s. house is back in session today. they begin the day at noon eastern with morning hour. legislative work will get underway at 2:00 with one bill requiring the justice department to report to congress on child abuse in each state. we will have live coverage of all of today's action with members gavilan. while the houses meeting, c- span2 will be live with financial regulation. enterse meeting at the -- enterprise institute or they will have an limitation of the dodd frank law. >> i got upset. they covered my mental health work. the first few meetings i had. then they never showed
because the economy is it is a little bit more strong. as a result that extends the time in which the treasury department can do things -- at some point congress is going to have to do that. i suppose the earliest it could possibly be is february. it is much more likely that it is sometime in spring or the beginning of the summer. then you are going to get the debate over -- we should look at tax hikes, changes in entitlement. it is hard to see how they are going to get any agreement on those areas. particularly in election year. host: the house is expected to adjourn for the year on friday and the senate shortly after. a lot of high-profile legislation still hanging in the balance. it is the list of what is likely to make it through the 113th congress. caller: i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. we will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that but a lot of members
to moderate income americans face today in trying to earn a livelihood in today's economy. of we work with a variety of local initiatives and institutions that are developing new strategies, that are sport supporting the economically vulnerable and trying to promote their economic success. and as part of this work, we've been hosting a series of conversations that bring together diverse perspectives from policy, academia, business, education and other spheres to discuss the challenge that low income americans face today and and to think about new ideas that can address these challenges and help move us forward. today's conversation focuses on the potential of microenterprise to address the jobs that fit in today's economy and draws on research and policy analysis developed as part of the big ideas for jobs series that is supported by the casey foundation and the kellogg foundation. and we're particularly grateful to the casey foundation for their support of today's event, and i want to acknowledge bob and -- [inaudible] who are here with us today. and to start us off, i am delighted t
of shared investment in education, investments in infrastructure, and trying to figure out an economy that works for all i think is important. take tomorrow, fast food workers. 100 places where fast food workers are going to be staging strikes. and who are the fast food workers now? is no longer 18-, 19-, 20- year-old kid trying to get into college, or in college and doing this is a job. when you go to mcdonald's, when you go to walmart, you are seeing people in their 60s and 70s. this is wrong. and so i think there is a sense -- we will see. so, but, in terms of my belly wake, public education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, are union how toions talking about do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bott
back to china. the u.s. and china represent the world's largest economies, the world largest energy consumers, and the world's largest emitters of carbon pollution. i would rather not be the largest energy consumer or the largest emitter of carbon pollution, but since we are, we are going to get together and talk. we know there is economic competition between the two nations. that is healthy. but we do share the same climate and the same level of concern about a changing climate. i think we are well positioned to begin work together in a more concerted effort to move forward, to build on what i think of as 30 years of significant cooperation and partnership between our countries already. let me highlight the fact that one of the opportunities when i go to china is to build on the fact that epa and the ministry of environmental protection in china have had a deep and strong relationship. they know they are facing รก1m they have known that for some time. we know that as well. for the past 15 years, we have been working with them in depth on working to address their air quality challen
as an economy in growth and per capita terms that all of the major economies for a system that delivered less effective outcomes for a smaller percentage of our population. in short, quoting somebody i know well, we were spending more each year and getting less. our economy suffered, families suffered, and all of it was unnecessary. as president obama has said, fighting to deliver quality, affordable health insurance and the security that comes with it to every american is paramount. this is about making sure that everyone in the united states gets a fair shake, and it's about the economic imperative as we continue to rebuild our economy and build a better bargain for the middle class. that's what the affordable care act does, by using touchtone american values of transparency and competition to improve health care protection, and affordability to those americans who already have insurance, and to provide new affordable care options for consumers who either don't have it or want to switch their insurance. we finally put in place real solutions that have been at work for generations, and we wi
economy. you have put a perspective that i have been waiting to hear now -- 11 months as a new member you provided me with hope that i came to congress to do the right thing. i am from nevada. my state has the highest unemployment in the country at 9.3%. and with the state with fewer than 3 million people, we have who will00 individuals lose their emergency unemployment benefits on december 28. unless we do something about that. if the republican leadership continues to sit idly by, then by next june, that number will double to 40,000. it is real. i want to thank each of you, because as my colleagues have said already, we are listening and we hear you and we know that you represent so many other people. to the other witnesses, thank you. , i want to ask you a specific question, because one sector that has been hardest hit in my state is the construction sector. and i have workers and unions, trades thatd other have been unemployed for more than a year. and there really are no jobs in that sector coming back anytime soon in my community because of sustained recession. the construction indu
republicans out to be very bad for the economy. > the jobs number today, the president said a couple of days ago at the economic speech in seeing new 're not policy initiatives by the white house. everyone comfortable with the ecrease in unemployment as it has been or holding it down sooner or faster or a greater pace. what are they doing to achieve that? >> i appreciate the question. like what the president said the other day, we need to invest in the infrastructure. the republicans used to support that with democrats. we needed to get that done. we need to when the president put forward an idea, you know, is also that and lowering the corporate tax rate loopholes in a way that would be a better bargain for jobs in this country. to invest in universal prek. e need to continue to do the things that the president has jobs to rd to attract america from overseas and to n ing home jobs from america companies that are located overseas, bring them home to build on those trends. we need to continue to build on the trends, the positive trends we've seen in the manufacturing sector in this country. e
, but the entire financial underpinnings of growth in the innovation economy is decades old. we realize that. we have set out to say what would venture investing look like if they were invented in 2013 if it was approached from a user experience point of view? what do people really want? how do we make there be less friction in this experience? >> i have started a couple of companies in 30 years. we do not know what raising capital was all about. we had no idea that they're supposed to be a process. it is only the last couple of years that i've learned that there was a process you are supposed to follow. i just went out and keep bugging people until they give you as much dollars as you needed. you have commoditized it for small companies. we get on average a couple of hundred e-mails a year that say hey, i have got a great idea. how do i get started? >> that touches on one of the key problems we saw that exist today. if you are out there raising capital, what are you not doing? you're not talking to your users or your customers. we are not building your product or services. fundraising becomes a
difficult to forecast when it will be, in part because the economy is starting to behave more strongly and as a result that extends the time in which the treasury department can do things. they call them extraordinary measures, to prevent hungers from having to raise the debt ceiling. at some point in time congress will have to do that. the earliest is february, but much more likely that it is sometime close to the spring or even the beginning of the summer . then you will get the same debate over what to cut, whether we should look at tax hikes or entitlements. it is hard to see how they are going to get any kind of agreement on those areas, or to give only in an election year. host: turning away from the budget, the house is expected to adjourn on friday, and the senate shortly thereafter. a lot of high-profile legislation hanging in the balance. tell us about what is likely to make it to before the end of the 113th congress? that ishe only thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see
economy. it is an important part of our way of life. host: this has been an ongoing saga over this farm bill. back in january of this year, the congress extends the farm bill until september 30. senate passes the farm bill, house passes its own farm bill. what is holding up negotiations? guest: we have been working on it for over 2.5 years. we have had a number of hearings. bringing experts in, learning a little bit more about what is working, what is not working. then we went through the normal process here it we collect regular order in congress. going through the committee process. in the house and the senate. we took those to the floor. the first version of the house bill did not pass the house floor. we divided the baby, so to speak, and did it into pieces. when you do regular order, we have allowed people to provide minutes. we have a lot of debate and discussion. i think we are closing in on getting a good farm bill. host: where will you come down on food stamps? the house republicans wanted $40 billion cut over 10 years. the senate, $4 billion. guest: first, let me say this. it
jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] cracks good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. on this nice brisk detroit michigan day, it is my honor to introduce dr. rand paul, the junior senator from kentucky. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspoken champion for cons
that have the largest challenges this attaching to our economy. so we don't have a date for that yet, but we're going to set it. we're working on it. and so we'll send invitations out to all of you again since you've been with us today, so look for that in the next couple of weeks. thank you again for joining us today. have a happy thanksgiving, and shop small business on saturday. [laughter] [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> today the leader of french opposition party talks about france and the rest of the international community. he'll discuss a range of issues including the eurozone crisis and his country's refusal to sign off on the recent iranian nuclear deal. we'll have live remarks beginning at 6:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> i didn't get the idea for the for dummies series. i had an idea to do a beginning book about computers, about dos b specifically, and i kind of inspired myself to do that just dealing with people in magazine editing job i had and being on the radio at that time and being out in the public and talking to people about computers. it was obvious that peop
a healthy economy. but we also want a healthy quality of life for citizenry. epa staffers have played a critical role in achieving these goals since its inception. as members of congress, i think we should strive to educate eric h. units, not scare them. i hope today i can resist the temptation to try for provocative soundbites from my district and instead use today's hearing to better understand what epa has been tasked to accomplish, howard is doing on those tasks and how we in congress can help it do it's job market really. administrator mccarthy, i know you have a very tough job and i want to commend you for your willingness to take it on its side of all the hurdles to you in your agency face. i look forward to your testimony and i look forward to working with you to help epa achieve the goals that the nation has asked us to carry out. i thank you you know that my time. >> thank you, ms. johnson. members can submit them for the record and they will appear at this point. or witness today's the honorable gina mccarthy, administrator of the environmental protection agency. prior to h
underpinnings of growth of the innovation economy is decades old, even though it's yielding such innovation. we realize that and said what would've venture investing look like it was invented in 2013 if it was approached from a user experience point of view? you know, what the people really want and how do we make there be less friction in this experience? >> i've started a couple of companies over 30 years. we didn't know what raising capital was all about. light, we have no idea that they were supposed to be a process. is the only the last couple of years i learned there's a process you're supposed to follow. i thought you just go out and keep bugging people until they give you as many millions of dollars as you need. i didn't know there was a process. what you have done in a certain way, you kind of stepped in front -- you changed a little bit. you have commoditized it for small companies because we probably get on average a couple of hundred e-mails a year that say, hey, i've got a great idea but how do i get started? or what do i do once i get the concept of? >> that touches on what of the
here in washington but the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so. or even more often than not. they are not helping and with first act to growth in the economy. i think that americans will put more money into education and the economy is doing better or when they confront the fact that the funding education is actually hurting them and their state, so i think there is a bigger picture and bigger pressures out there at play on this and then of course you also have legal requirements and constitutional requirements within states. we are sadly one of the states that under our con -- constitution require a test for every child. in connecticut we have shaffer's own mail and o'neal being a former governing -- governor that allows a super education district overseeing about 41% of the kids in the greater hartford school district and surrounding districts putting them in different schools that they would otherwise be attending. that is a constitutional answer to an education problem. >> yes, sir. >> thank you governor. i'm sorry. i am very stern a se
of them. head of the liberal party varying associate results. and the facts are there. the economy is growing. average of a %. we have been creating jobs for 40 months in a row. we have a performance of 40 months month after month the unemployment rate coming down. we is can say very proudly that colombia created more jobs than any country. formal jobs instead of informal jobs. not only that, we have put in place specific public policies and taken action to fight poverty and extreme poverty. and besideses peru, which has been the country that has performed better the whole region in term of decreasing property. against the extreme poverty. we have been able to take on extreme poverty. and not only that, one of the big problems we had one of the bottle neck for our sustainability long run was how unequal the country was. the social injustic of the country. we were the second most unequal country in the whole latin america. and we said we were going to break this trend we've had for so many years. where by the economy grew but also the inequality grew. the rich became richer. the po
in the first place. for too long, working families were more vulnerable to the anxieties of today's economy than a broken health care system. we took up the fight because we believe that in america, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they got sick. we believe that nobody should have to choose between putting food on their kid's table or taking them to see a doctor. we believe we are a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 americans to lose their health care coverage or where tens of thousands of americans die because they didn't have health care or where oup -- out of pocket costs drove people into poverty. we thought we were better than that and that's why we took this on. [applause] and that's what has gotten lost a little bit over the last couple of months. and our focus had to shift towards working 24/7 to fix the web site, where people can buy affordable insurance plans. and today, the web site is working well. more problems may pop up, as they always do when you are launching something new and w
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